principal's message



Greetings Irving Elementary Family,

I am honored to serve as the new principal of Irving Elementary! I am excited about this school year and I am looking forward to the great work we are going to accomplish as a campus and in the lives of each of our students. Prior to joining Manara, I have worked in both traditional public and charter schools servicing a variety of students over the past 15 years. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 16 years and we have two sons.

The staff and students of Manara Academy Irving Elementary School have established a tradition of excellence, and this year we have the opportunity to take it to the next level. Our school truly has a lot to offer with our innovative Expeditionary Learning instructional model, focus on foreign language instruction, and emphasis on character and ethics. I honestly believe that the educational opportunities provided by Manara Academy are unparalleled and I am honored and excited to be a part of it. In order to assist our students in achieving their full potential, I invite the partnership of our parents and community members to work together with us as we strive for academic excellence.

The best way to contact me is via email at Also, please feel free to schedule an appointment by contacting the campus registrar, Ebony Hooks, at, or by calling the school.

I look forward to meeting all of you very soon!

Rick Dix


About Manara Academy

Manara Academy, founded in 2008; is a beacon of knowledge and community. We are the first Expeditionary Learning school in Texas. As a Public Charter School, we only deliver the highest quality education and uphold the standards of one of the most successful modes of instruction.

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